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  Jonathan Wills

Jonathan Wills

Player Profile

Carson, Calif.

High School:
Mayfair HS

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 185




Sophomore wing who announced he will transfer at the end of the 2009 spring semester • Started first six games of his career and made his first four career 3-pt. FG attempts • Fought his way back into the starting lineup with strong play in practice guarding senior J.R. Giddens every day • UNM was 15-4 in the 19 games he started over the last two years

• Primarily a wing player but saw some time at the point, too, when Dairese Gary and Nate Garth were in foul trouble

• Supplied excellent perimeter defense in MWC play, probably best on the team

• Tied a season-high with 8 points on 3-3 FGs and 2-2 FTs vs. Wyoming in the MWC Tournament

• Drained two 3-pointers in the final 11:03 for 6 points in 15 minutes in the title-clinching win at Wyoming

• His only shot and points in the double-OT win at Colorado State was a 3 in the second OT that provided a 76-73 lead and UNM never trailed again

• Averaged 12.9 minutes the last 18 games after only 6 mpg in the previous 13 games

• Five assists and five points in 15 minutes off the bench vs. Wyoming in The Pit

• Season-highs of 8 points and 6 assists vs. Air Force...played a career-high 25 minutes, a lot of that time spent at the point

• 1st start of the season came against Cal State Northridge

• Six points on 3-4 shooting against Grambling State

• Had three points and four assists in the season opener against Southeast Missouri

Started last 11 games and 17 overall • shared the Most Improved award with Daniel Faris at the 2008 postseason banquet • UNM was 14-3 when he was in the starting line-up • averaged 3.4 ppg while shooting 38.3% from 3-pt. range • had a league-high 4.00 A/TO (24-6) ratio in MWC games, including 24-4 in final 12 games • 1.86 (39-21) ratio in all games was 8th in the MWC • 8 points and a career-high 8 assists in 23 minutes against Wyoming • Led the team with a career-high 13 points at Colorado...went 4-9 from the field, 3-3 from behind the arc and 2-2 from the FT line in his first game at UNM...had 11 points in the first half and six of the Lobos' first 11.

Averaged 20.8 points and 9 rebounds per game for Mayfair High School while leading the team to a 21-7 record • rated a two-star recruit by Scout.com • made more than 70 3-pt. FGs and shot over 40% from behind the arc in both his junior and senior seasons • earned Most Outstanding Player honors at the Redondo-Pacific Shores Classic during his senior year • nominated for the Lakewood, Calif., area men's basketball player of the year honors following his senior season • earned second-team All-SCIBCA/AAF honors after his junior year • played QB on the football team at Mayfair during his freshman and sophomore seasons.

Born March 10, 1989 • son of Alvin and Jean Wills • has two brothers, Alvin, Jr., and Hajji, and one sister, Nicole